CoxHealth Leadership Max D. Buetow President and CEOMAX D. BUETOW is the president and CEO of CoxHealth. Max joined the organization in 2012 as the director of Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute. His career path continued in the neurosciences when he assumed the role of administrative director for the neuroscience service line. In 2015, Max was given the opportunity to become a vice president with Cox Medical Group (CoxHealth’s physician entity), while also elevating to vice president of neurosciences. In June 2020, Max moved into the role as chief operating officer, where he had operational responsibility for the enterprise’s six hospitals.Prior to CoxHealth, Max worked as operations and distribution manager for Sara Lee Fresh Bakery, developing an affinity for LEAN/Six Sigma process improvement. Max received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and his MBA at Drury University in Springfield.Max currently serves as the chairman for Multipli Credit Union and a board member for Drury University’s Breech School of Business Advisory Board and SkyWord Sports Ministries. Max is also very involved in his local church and enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and their four children.